RTP, N.C. – January 8, 2009 – BlueStripe Software, the only provider of APM 2.0 for dynamic data centers, today announced that IDG’s Network World has selected BlueStripe as one of its “10 Start-Ups to Watch in ‘09.”
As a leading provider of news, analysis, reviews, events, and education on information technology, Network World has compiled “Top 10 Companies to Watch” lists across a variety of technology categories for over a decade. With virtualization gaining adoption in both large and small businesses, Network World distinguished BlueStripe for its innovative approach to application management, highlighting its capability to automatically discover application interdependencies, follow an application through physical and virtual environments and detect performance problems.
BlueStripe has garnered extensive attention since first launching the company and its product, FactFinder, in September of 2008. In November, Network World selected BlueStripe as one of its “10 IT Management Start-Ups to Watch.” In September, it was named a Best of VMworld 2008 Finalist by TechTarget Inc.’s SearchServerVirtualization.com in the application and infrastructure management category. The company was also named as a finalist in the Early Stage Company of the Year category for the North Carolina Technology Association’s 2008 NCTA 21 Awards.
FactFinder is the industry’s only solution to enable enterprises to stage, deploy, and manage business-critical applications during physical to virtual (P2V) conversions, new application roll-outs, and production deployments. By bridging the gap between enterprise applications and the new virtual environments on which they are being deployed, FactFinder gives IT support teams the management visibility, the tools to measure, and the ability to triage their critical business applications.
“Our goal in launching BlueStripe was to change the way companies manage their business applications. This has certainly struck a chord with leaders from all types and sizes of companies, in a wide range of industries and markets,” said BlueStripe co-founder and CEO Chris Neal. “The IT management problems that BlueStripe set out to solve — application visibility and management capabilities across any environment — are certainly resonating with the market. And we’re privileged to be playing such a significant role in defining what we believe will be a hugely important class of products and technology that will help enterprises address completely new needs from users.”
Network World, Inc., the Leader in Network Knowledge, empowers network IT executives through education, information and community. Network World, an IDG company, is the leading provider of news, analysis, reviews, events and education on information technology. Network World publishes the leading newsweekly, Network World, hosts the most active online communities (www.networkworld.com, www.javaworld.com, www.linuxworld.com, and www.demo.com), and produces educational seminars and events worldwide. Network World’s portfolio of strategic marketing programs provides marketing and agency professionals with the tools to generate high-quality leads, optimize marketing campaigns, and create new revenue opportunities. Additionally, Network World is the event organizer of DEMO and DEMOfall, the leading events for new technology innovation.
BlueStripe Software provides the only Application Performance Management solution that gives IT Organizations the visibility into exactly what IT components make up important business applications, where the application transactions go in those systems, exactly where transactions are spending time and why. BlueStripe’s flagship application management product, FactFinder, provides 24x7 application monitoring and problem management for important production applications across any application architecture, across any server platform: physical, virtual or cloud.
Based in the Research Triangle Park (RTP) area of N.C., BlueStripe is led by an executive team that has built some of the industry’s leading enterprise application management companies, including Wily Technology, Computer Associates, Cisco and IBM/Tivoli. For additional information, please visit http://bluestripe.com.